KARACHI: Geo News senior anchorperson Hamid Mir was injured in a firing incident in Karachi on Saturday, Geo News reported.
According to reports, unknown armed men ambushed Mir’s vehicle at Natha Khan bridge. He received bullet injuries and was shifted to a private hospital.
Geo News reporter Afzal Nadeem Dogar said Hamid Mir was traveling from Karachi airport to the Geo News office when he was attacked.
Four gunmen riding two motorcycles opened fire on Hamid Mir’s car a few kilometers away from the Airport police station.
Karachi police chief, Shahid Hayat said Hamid Mir has been shot thrice. Speaking to Geo News, Hayat said Mr Mir was out of danger. Hayat added that Hamid Mir had been shot in the thigh, pelvic and stomach.
Geo News Islamabad bureau chief, Rana Jawad said Hamid Mir spoke to him after being attacked and said that the gunmen were following him and continue to fire at the car.
Geo News correspondent Fahim Siddiqui reports that gunmen continued to fire on Hamid Mir’s car from near the airport to Karsaz which is a distance of approximately 6 kilometers.
Speaking to Geo News the driver of the car said a single attacker had opened fire and targeted Hamid Mir.
Hamid Mir has been shifted to the operation theater and a brief from the doctors treating him is awaited.
In November 2012, explosives were found under the vehicle of Mir in Islamabad when he had gone for some work with his driver and parked his car for a little.
The bomb disposal squad was immediately called in to remove the bag after which it was revealed that the bag contained half kilograms of explosive material that was diffused by the squad.
Mir had vowed to raise his voice for truth and justice.